Penelope Popvich, a disabled Auburn resident, was selected to receive a free wheelchair access ramp as part of the 15th annual Rampathon, organized by the Master Builders Care Foundation.
Since 1993, Master Builders Care Foundation volunteer builder-remodelers have designed and constructed 230 free wheelchair access ramps for low-income disabled homeowners in King and Snohomish Counties.
Popvich’s need for greater mobility at her home, 808 26th Place SE, resulted in the Care Foundation’s decision to award a custom-built wheelchair access ramp for her.
Additional free access ramps will be designed and constructed for disabled persons in several other cities.
Volunteer “ramp captain” Eric Weiss of Centex Homes recruited skilled volunteers, secured donations from suppliers and customized ramp blueprints to fit each house. He is just one of the 36 Master Builders Association “ramp captains” who spearhead ramp construction at each of the 34-36 recipient locations.